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WFP’s Torn Between Criticizing Cuomo And Rationalizing Choice

Posted 11/10/14

Praise for Governor Cuomo was scarce at the Working Families Party’s election-night bash despite its endorsement of him, with leaders instead celebrating the survival of their party’s ballot line—though its place would slip below the Green Party’s by the end of the night.

About 75 people had drifted into the Die Koelner Bierhalle in Park Slope by about 10:45 p.m., when Bob Master, party co-chair, rallied the faithful in front of a large screen projecting election results. By the time the last votes were tallied, the Governor had garnered 54 percent of the vote to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s 41 percent—a full 12 points lower than Mr. Cuomo’s showing in his 2010 stomping of Carl Paladino.

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